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Augusta man pleads guilty to manslaughter

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:06pm

An Augusta man accused of fatally shooting his sister’s boyfriend pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter Monday.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown sentenced to five years in prison

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:02pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for fraud and tax crimes that included raising about $800,000 for a sham charity.

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Aiken County Sheriff’s Office identify suspect wanted in connection to Warrenville shooting

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:52am

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man wanted in connection to a shooting last week in Warrenville.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

South Carolina’s first black chief justice dead at 86

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:41am

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Ernest Finney, South Carolina’s first African-American chief justice, died Sunday. He was 86.

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Augusta shooting victim identified

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 8:43am

The victim of an early morning fatal shooting in Augusta has been identified

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Augusta Animal Service partners with Atlanta nonprofit to spay, neuter pets in Augusta area

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 8:40am

Augusta Animal Services has partnered with an Atlanta organization to help reduce the number of unwanted pit bulls, and pit bull breeds, in the area.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Therapy dog helps to ease hospital visits for children

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 10:44pm

Most parents know that any medical procedure from a flu shot to something more complicated can strike fear in the heart of a child. The Children’s Hospital of Georgia has a new staff member to help with that.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Seniors co-write Christmas play

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 10:04pm

Two Harlem High School seniors are awaiting the debut this week of a play they co-wrote, directed and choreographed .

Read more Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Empty Stocking Fund List

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 7:55pm

Ricki and Piney Hamilton $100.00

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The Way We Were: Masonic Building dominated corner of Eighth and Broad

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 7:41pm

The old Masonic Building dominated a Broad Street corner for half a century.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Bill Kirby

Rants and raves

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 7:41pm

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Moore: Liam Neeson should make an action film called Taking Care of Grandchildren

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 7:40pm

Recently I read that actor Liam Neeson is giving up making action movies because he feels he’s just too darn old. The news article gave his age – and I just laughed. Read more

Columnist Photos Glynn Moore

Sunday search doesn’t find second victim in boat collision

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 12:48pm

Sunday’s search efforts did not locate the body of Tom Allgood Jr., one of two men killed in the collision of two bass boats Friday near Wildwood boat ramp.

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Aiken, Richmond County schools partner with colleges

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 11:48am

Two Augusta area school systems are creating the college experience for a select group of high school students next school year.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

City Ink: All they want for Christmas is arena plan approved

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 12:36am
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If Augusta commissioners approve Regency Mall owner Alan Cardinale’s latest offer Tuesday, Santa Claus will be coming to town early, especially for Cardinale, Mayor Hardie Davis and Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority attorney Ed Enoch. Read more

Columnist Sylvia Cooper

City’s tree officially lit for season

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 12:31am

Augustans began lining Broad Street nearly an hour prior to the Christmas Light Up Spectacular and Christmas Parade on Saturday afternoon. Local high schools, civic organizations and local leaders were among the participants in the parade. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Amanda King

Commission lacks consensus on Regency Mall arena proposal

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 12:21am

The future of James Brown Arena is now in the hands of 10 Augusta commissioners, who are scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposal to relocate the civic center to the former Regency Mall property. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Damon Cline

Rudisill given top-honor at SRNL

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 9:41pm

Tracy S. Rudisill has been named the 2017 recipient of the Donald Orth Lifetime Achievement Award by the Savannah River National Laboratory. Read more

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Georgia panel on homelessness urges focus on mental health

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 9:36pm

ATLANTA — Georgia needs to target issues around mental health and substance abuse in order to address needs of the state’s homeless population, state lawmakers say. Read more

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